Learn more about Pine Straw and Hay Baling at these web sites:

Pine Straw The Money-Making Mulch

Small Farm Haying FAQ

Intense Study of Removing Pine Straw From The Forest | PDF

Pine Straw Management in Florida's Forests

Do You Have a Few Acres of Pine Trees at Least 8 Years Old?

N.C. State Longleaf Pine Straw Study - 1995

University of Georgia - Forestry on a Budget

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Pine Straw Baling
Note: Star Mfg. changed their color from red to green for the Millennium. Same machines, same parts, etc.

Hand raking: Same old, same old.
Wheel rake: Less labor, leaves residue for nutrients, run off protection, habitat.
Mini Roll Baler: Produces 80-100 baler per hour.
Stack'em: These will stack 3 high in a "semi."

More photos! See the Star Mini Roll Baler in action!